Photographing a surprise wedding proposal in Bath

August 29, 2018  •  1 Comment

The surprise of a lifetime

One thing I love about working as a photographer is that no two jobs are the same. I can be 'creating' a portrait in the morning and then covering a corporate event in the afternoon. I was recently contacted by a guy who wanted to choose a romantic location in which to propose to his girlfriend. He'd selected Bath, found my details online and wanted my help in identifying a suitable location. One of the great things in the Bath area is the wide range of really top-quality venues, as well as gorgeous country pubs and glorious architecture as possible backdrops. We decided on the secluded garden of the Royal Crescent Hotel, and arranged that I would get there early and hide behind a bush (no, really!!) only to emerge after he'd popped the big question.

Smiling man proposing to his girlfriend in the garden of the Royal Crescent Hotel, BathSurprise engagement at the Royal Crescent Hotel, Bath. Beata Cosgrove PhotographyHere he is, holding the ring and about to propose. I was hiding behind the bushes which you can see out of focus in the foreground.  

I must admit I got a few funny looks from other hotel guests as I crawled into the undergrowth and took up my position. Before long, the couple appeared, and just as planned, C took out the ring. I was out of earshot, but it was immediately obvious that he was proposing. 

Newly engaged couple sitting back to back and clinking champagne glassesThe newly engaged couple. Beata Cosgrove Photography, BathThe newly engaged couple. She said yes! And I'm delighted to say that she said yes!

If you are thinking of a romantic surprise (and you'd like a photographer present!) do please get in touch

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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Wedding Proposal(non-registered)
Thanks for sharing such an amazing and unique idea. You are too good at dealing with these things.
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